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C25K: Week 7 – Day 2…and Dressing up for a Wedding.

Saturdays are always a good day to run and yesterday was perfect. The weather was perfect even if my hands were freezing. I did not attend my dance class this past Friday because I was so exhausted. Also, yesterday I had to drive to see my brother and his fiance because I said I would be there to help her pick out wedding dresses. I was the official photographer and it was fun. Afterward my brother had dinner all ready done and it was delicious! He wants to do a fun run type of 5k and he has lost so much weight doing the “Raw Fitness Diet”. I do not doubt it works, but it is just not for me and also I can not afford it. I am really proud of him I and as I think about that thought he’s probably snacking out of the pantry…ha ha ha…he’s earned it.

I have another reason to drop the weight because they are going to get married in a year and half and I really want to look good in a dress because my future sister in law says I must wear a dress. Can I not just come in a tuxedo…? XD

I hate dresses. I do not think that they are not pretty, but I do not feel comfortable in dresses and therefore I hate them. I think why this is is because of my body size I just feel like a potato wrapped up in tinfoil and served as leftovers. I do not want to be a potato anymore. When I cosplay I am a cute potato, but not as regular fancy dress stuff. I have to lose this weight. When we were kids my brother was a rolly polly like me, and now he’s a string bean…ha ha ha…I still love him though no matter what size because he is family. 🙂

 

C25K: Week 7 – Day 1 and Dance Class

Yes, this was yesterday instead of Tuesday because now I am a day off because of that rainy Saturday. This training session was slightly better, but that is only because I think I paced myself in the beginning instead going for it at high octane speed. I am feeling under the weather for today for personal reasons…you know…female issues. I want to still go to my dance class tonight, but at the same time I just do not want to go. When I am in this mode I just want to drink a lot of water, eat chocolate, and sleep until the cows come home. For some reason though the craving of chocolate goes away the more protein I pack in. This may not work for everyone, but when you are training and on a diet then it is imperative that you do not ruin it with chocolate cravings. Another thing that works for the sweet tooth is fruit, but being diabetic I have to be careful with that so I try to balance fruit and protein. I wonder what other things could work? Because if I eat too much chicken or fish I think I’ll be sick. The only good thing about this time is most times I am not hungry and I actually get nauseous and sometimes dizziness accompanies it, but that is with the worse case scenarios that may occur. I usually give in to all the cravings and eat whatever. I do not want to do that though if I am trying to live healthier. I will figure this out eventually.

C25K: Week 6 – Day 3 (REDEUX)

So it turns out that my running partner did not do day three of week six this past Saturday either due to the torrential desert rain that seemed to turn into monsoon season. We decided on our running day two days ago, on Tuesday, to make it up instead of starting week seven. This throws me off and it throws off my moderate OCD-ness and now we will not end on a Saturday, but a Tuesday with the App.

Today will start week seven and I thought I was going to die doing the last day of week six. My sides hurt, my calves hurt, my feet hurt, and my muscles are still sore from Tuesday. I need to take a warm shower and then a bath to ease my muscles. I know I took one the second week of training because I was not used to it at all. There are only two more weeks left in the training app. This is the final stretch and I have to see this thing through. It is not over until I either puke, faint, or die.

C25K: Week 6 – Day 3…CANCELLED

I did not run this past Saturday due to torrential rain in the desert. I know this sounds like an oxymoron, but it really happened and also I was not feeling well that day. I said I would make it up somehow to my running partner, but I never got the chance to make it up in fear it would screw up week seven and make me unable to bear the first day of that week. The first day in a new week of the training app is always the worst and I did not want to be too tired for it.

I am stepping up on my food intake and what kinds of foods I am letting my body ingest. I decided for portion control to invest in getting small cake plates. The trick is I can eat my meals as long as they fit on the plate and that does not mean make a small mountain either… -_-;

This week I am going to try harder and it is okay once in awhile to take a break from your training routine…just do not make a vacation out of it. ^_^;;

Rest is important for the body too and make sure to drink plenty of water, eat lots and lots of veggies (I can not stress this enough), eat some fruits, and get plenty of sleep. Oh and I need to cut out the caffeine, but I needed it today so I had mom put on a pot of coffee and I made myself a nice 15 oz. of glorious happy battery life giving juice. I am going to be a bit hyper today, but also my anxiety will run higher today and I hope I can manage it as well as the extra energy. Have a happy wonderful Tuesday! ^_^

Happy Valenti…NOPE!

…Happy Single’s Awareness Day! Well, actually it is tomorrow officially and then unofficially it is celebrated whenever the hell you feel like in February. I plan on officially celebrating on Saturday. I am having a cheat day and I had ordered fancy cakes from a bakery a few weeks ago to be delivered.  Truth be told though, have been cheating here and there and only lost a few pounds and inches. Imagine if I got rid of all the temptation how really great I would be doing!

I have not faltered from my exercise routine, except last Friday I did not attend my dance class, but this was because it was my uncle’s birthday and I had to cook and stuff. I was told two days before that it was being held at my place. Apparently this is a thing that is done in my family and in itself is a tradition. If this is a tradition you would think I would anticipate it better, but I did not remember my uncle’s birthday. Yes, that sounds horrible, but I have a lot on my plate in life right now.

After this week I am going to really buckle down…you know before Easter rolls around. ^_^;;

The sweets are too good and that is all my brain keeps screaming at me especially when a holiday like this is around makes it worse. This is not just a battle, but this is a war that I must win at all costs. I refuse to celebrate Valentine’s Day since I am single and I have a valid reason for being cynical today. The flowers, candy, balloons, couples PDA, and yes even television betrays me with a plethora of romance films. In these romance films there are five set reused plots that are used over and over again making these movies very predictable. Who ever watches these should get a gold star and a merit badge, because I do not know how they can have the time, brain capacity, or attention span to watch them. If it makes you happy to watch them good for you and all that jazz, but they are not for me and they are not my cup of tea. If by chance someone does not reuse one of the five reusable plots, and does a new love story plot that is not predictable, I would like to know about it and I might give it a watch.

I took a handful of film classes while I was in college and now I can see stuff in film and television that the critics see. This has either ruined watching film/TV for me or it has enhanced it because now I see things differently because of my experiences from those classes. If you are serious about being in the film business or doing television and you either want to learn or take some classes be warned. You’ll never look at film or television shows again in the same way.

Romance is way overrated and being single can be a great thing! You can do whatever you want and when you want! You do not have to worry about considering the other person or compromising. Sure, there are down sides to being single too like being lonely or wanting the touch of another. There are also down sides to being in a relationship too. There are pros and cons with anything. If you are single you have no ties to anyone and can do anything. Love yourself and celebrate it and be grateful and happy about the body you are in. Have fun with being single and if you are with that special someone celebrate and cherish each other everyday and not just on this holiday that was created by the card, flower, and candy companies. Life is short kids…live every moment like it is your last!

 

C25K: Week 4 – Day 2…I died.

Yesterday, I made the mistake of running uphill in the parking lot. Because I did not realize it was slanted. I pushed my way through even though I verbally told my running partner I was going to die. She reassured me I was not dying and after the run I actually did not literally die, but I felt like I metaphorically died in every sense of the word. My next run is Saturday morning at eight in the morning. Tonight I do my two hours of dancing because I am a glutton for punishment.

In hindsight though, this will all be worth it down the road. If I keep at it and and I do not give up I will then reap the rewards of my efforts. I just have to stay focused and positive…right?

C25K: Week 4 – Day 1

Yesterday I did my run, but this time I am officially calling week four of the C25K app the week of hell. Now it starts getting harder and it pushed my limits and I thought I was going to die. Even if a lot of my muscles were screaming at me I did not falter and stayed in running mode and walking mode when it told me to. I think my running partner is doing better than me, but I am not in competition with her I am in competition with myself. I want to do better from the last year when I did this app and I did complete all eight weeks. So, towards the end of my run yesterday when I had to run for five minute intervals (and I have stated multiple times that when I say run that I jog…so just a reminder) I started to “baby jog” them because I refuse to walk because then what is the purpose of the training? One day I want to be able to actually run and I think I will as soon as the weight comes off. I weighed myself this morning and I weighed 314 pounds. I weighed myself because today is February first. I want to make a goal or a promise that my next weigh in should be March first, and then after that it should just always be the first of every month so that I do not drive myself crazy.

Nothing is ever perfect and neither is diet and exercise. It is a process and when we fall we have to get up, dust ourselves off, and try again. We must learn to be stubborn with ourselves and stay the course. Even if our brains scream “ice cream”! We must not give in. I just want to remind myself of that. If you want something it takes hard work, discipline, and dedication. Rome was not built in a day and so the weight is not going to come off in a day. We must be patient with ourselves and pick ourselves up when we fall or have a bad day, but do not pick up that candy bar or drive through that fast food place. There has to be other ways of coping with stress or a bad day than food. This is geared towards emotional eaters or bored eaters. I mean if you really want something you’ll work for it and find time to do it and if you do not then you’ll find an excuse which means you must really not want it that bad.

Sore, but still running…

Last night I had my Arabic Dancing class (Belly Dance) and danced for two hours! It felt good and I was so excited to be dancing again. We stretched before and after class and a little in between so that helped with this morning’s run. I’m a big person so when I talk about using the C25K app and running I really mean baby jogging, but in hindsight it’s running to me. I hope to actually run as I keep training. Everyone’s gotta start somewhere!

I got up at 5:30 this morning to run at six with a friend because we usually go running at nine in the morning, but she has meetings later and stuff. I think it was a lot better to run that early in the morning because then there are no people around at all or getting in the way. It was kind of dark and at one point I almost tripped over a piece of broken pine cone. I wondered where the hell did that come from? I looked around and saw a row of pine trees on the other side of the street. ^_^;

It was really cold and I should have brought my sweater, but I didn’t want to be too hot when I ran. My hands were freezing and I had to stick them in my pockets. I had the volume on loud enough on my phone so I could hear it if I had it in my pocket. I also had my up beat J-Pop anime music play list on blast. As soon as I get warm I know I will start to feel the aches and pains. So, it is rest for me Sunday and Monday from exercise, but not laundry and work unfortunately. The good news is all the endorphins and everything else are up and running that I’m in a good mood and I can’t go back to sleep. I must of fell asleep last night around 9:30pm so I think I got my eight hours in of sleep. I am about to eat breakfast which is one of those Quaker instant oatmeal things in a cup and it’s the brown sugar flavor. I just fix those up and add a little cream and it’s delicious. I’m glad I made the decision not to eat before my training. If I would have done that then while running it would have been a scene from the Glass Throne where Celaena first starts training for the Champion competition and her and Chaol were running and she would have to stop to wretch. Yeah…if I eat breakfast I want it to stay in my stomach and not on the sidewalk thank you.

The rest of today’s itinerary probably would be some laundry, maybe some reading, continue writing that play, and maybe some poetry writing later. I want to put up a section on this blog for my poetry. Also I will be praying that my allergies don’t come back. I usually take a 24 hour Claritan, but I don’t want to be taking that everyday because then my body gets used to it and then it’ll be ineffective.

I’ll try and blog my progress as much as I can, but I do tend to forget and hopefully things will work out and I will lose those fifty pounds by June so I can hop on a plane and go see my friend on the other side of the country. I want to be comfortable on a plane and especially if it might be a five to seven hour flight. Wish me luck! ^_^

Couch to 5K

I started three weeks ago the C25K app on my phone. I did this last year at the same time and completed it. This time around it’s not so bad as the first time I used the app, but I found myself on the third week and day two struggling a bit. The reason for this could also be because I started wearing new shoes yesterday. I weighed myself yesterday and the scale read 312.6 lbs. and I have lost weight since I started. I used to weigh 319 pounds back in December. I have also decided that even if my overall goal is to be 140 pounds that I will make small goals on my fit bit so I can achieve them faster. My goal is to lose 15 pounds by the end of February. I’m hoping I can make it and I did take a start picture of myself, but I am not posting any of that until I make significant progress. If I get back down to my high school weight then I’ll post progress pictures. I just need to stay positive and stay the course right? I even got two co-workers running with me and using the app. Because exercise and dieting alone does not work for very long no matter how motivated you are.